Swedish AM materials innovators have partnered to create a polymer composite material for radiation protection applications. The developers are Add North 3D and Additive Composite Uppsala.
The material is called N25 and it is a mix of nylon and carbide boron. It has been advanced and created as a filament enhanced for additive manufacturing. The radiation protection abilities are offered by the boron carbide element. This is the one that offers effective absorption against neutrons. Therefore, Additive composite can be helpful in research centers.
This is in the nuclear sector or other areas that utilize radiation sources. Addbor N25 is present for buying from the website of Additive Composite starting at $988 for 750 grams.
The CEO of Additive Composite Adam Engberg said the following:
“Additive manufacturing is changing how many products are being designed and produced. We believe that Addbor N25 contributes to this development and helps both industry and large research facilities to replace toxic materials that could eventually contaminate the environment.”
He continued to say that their product is the premier on in a scale of radiation protection materials which they are presently creating.
Additive Composite was founded in 2018. The startup aims to make new solutions for study and industrial processes maximizing AM. It is located in UppSala, the city situated next Stockholm city. The firm’s major focus encompasses the commercialization and development of 3D printing.
The firm also offers 3D printing service to generate one custom piece and also medium to small size quantities. This is thanks to its advanced materials. The composite materials collection by Additive Composite comprises tungsten composites, gadolinium oxide, and others.
Additionally, Add North 3D is a filament maker mainly involved in making sustainable plastics such as PLA. PLA is created from renewable resources such as corn starch. Some of the firm’s bioplastic study is financed by Swedish governmental discovery bureaus Almi and Vinnova.
Add North 3D is developing innovative materials with Additive composite. It has also created a collaboration with fellow Swedish graphene nanocomposite supplies innovator Graphmatech.
The two firms created a partnership in 2018. The aim was to create a fresh scale of graphene-based materials for utilizing FDM/FFF technology. This results in the growth of Koltron G1. It is their premier jointly created product created by utilizing Aros Graphene element by Graphmatech.
The filament is highly electrically and thermally conductive polymer for 3D printing. Also, it is flame-resistant and retardant to a variety of chemicals, high constant operating temperatures, and UV light.